Used by Sam "Splat" Redcat during his final performance in 1970. He was closing the East Thompkin Blues Festival with his violent acid rock / blues version of Dead Man's Curve, originally performed by Jan and Dean. Splat loved to monkey around with the wiring on his guitars, and this one was no exception. It's highly modified . . . not UL approved. A combination of rainstorm, bare feet, and a bootleg amperage booster on the imaginative wiring he used for "big gain up top" fried him like a breaded chicken leg. It used to be shiny.